A Swedish adventure racing team picked up a new member in middle of the Amazonian rainforest when they were joined by a stray dog who proceeded to stay with them for the remainder of the 430-mile course.
NPR's The Two-Way blog shares the story of Peak Performance racing team and Arthur, the dog who stayed by their sides for the four-day trial.
Just before starting one stage, the team's Mikael Lindnord made friends with a dog, sharing a meatball with him. Lindnord thought that would be the end of it — but then the dog followed him, and essentially forced his way onto the team.
The team eventually started a Facebook page to help raise funds to get Arthur back to Sweden with them.
Be sure to read the whole heartwarming tale over at The Two-Way.
- Brendan Maloy